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101 Most Innovative Illinois Based Energy Companies & Startups

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Illinois based Energy companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Energy industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Illinois Energy Startups

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Clean Energy Trust

Clean Energy Trust

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Clean Energy Trust supports early-stage startups working on solutions for clean energy, decarbonization, and environmental sustainability.

Invenergy

Invenergy

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Invenergy is a global privately-held developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions.

Invenergy

NanoGraf Corporation

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NanoGraf Corporation is a battery development company researched ways to improve battery life and charging time.

Invenergy

Argonne National Laboratory

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Argonne National Laboratory conducts researches in basic science, energy resources, and environmental management.

Invenergy

Duke Energy Indiana

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Duke Energy Indiana provides utility services.

Invenergy

Synata Bio

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Synata Bio is a developer of a fermentation technology designed to process synthesis gas from multiple sources into products.

Invenergy

EdgeMode

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EdgeMode is an infrastructure management platform.

Invenergy

Palladium Energy

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A Lisle, Ill.-based provider of customized power solutions

Invenergy

Eligo Energy

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Eligo Energy helps provide consumers and businesses with low cost energy solutions.

Invenergy

Coskata

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Coskata is a biology-based renewable energy company producing ethanol from a variety of input materials.

Invenergy

Hyconix

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Hyconix is a provider of technologies used to produce high-volume basic chemicals directly from hydrocarbon feedstocks.

Invenergy

REDWAVE ENERGY

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RedWave Energy is developing unique technology to generate renewable energy from the previously untapped infrared (IR) and near IR spectrum.

Invenergy

Lakeshore Recycling Systems

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Lakeshore Recycling Systems is a renewables & environment company specializing in recycling, waste removal, and dumpster rental services.

Invenergy

Power Kiosk

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Connecting Buyers And Sellers Of Gas And Electricity

Invenergy

PowerOne Corporation

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PowerOne is a electic power retailer and energy consulting firm providing cost-effective power solutions to residential and business needs.

Invenergy

Brite Energy Solar Holdings

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Brite Energy Solar Holdings provides residential and commercial solar services.

Invenergy

Delract

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Manufacturing, Commodity Trading and Investments

Invenergy

Trumarx Data Partners, Inc.

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TruMarx Data Partners Inc. enables electronic negotiation and execution of structured, bilateral commodity transactions.

Invenergy

GreenPoint Partners

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GreenPoint Partners delivers energy management and sustainability consulting services for commercial real estate owners.

Invenergy

Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America

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Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America is the largest transporter of natural gas into the high-demand Chicago-area.

Invenergy

Trajectory Energy Partners

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Trajectory Energy Partners brings together communities, organizations, and landowners to develop clean energy projects.

Invenergy

Sigora

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Sigora provides microgrid management solutions making clean, reliable, and fairly-priced energy a reality in frontier markets.

Invenergy

Gas Technology Institute

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GTI is the leading research, development and training organization addressing global energy and environmental challenges.

Invenergy

Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings

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Aventine Renewable Energy, Inc. is a leading producer of ethanol and related by-products.

Invenergy

Atlas Energy Systems

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Atlas Energy Systems is an energy technology company commercializing the direct heat-to-energy science of Thermionics.

Invenergy

NETenergy

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NETenergy is a thermal energy storage company that is creating a thermal battery designed to offset peak electricity load.

Invenergy

Digital H2O

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Digital H2O develops an online oilfield water management analytics platform to change how energy companies manage scarce water resources.

Invenergy

SAI Advanced Power Solutions

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SAI Advanced Power Solutions specializes in the switchgear design, build, and retrofit sector.

Invenergy

Power-to-Gas Hungary Ltd.

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Aiming to develop commercially viable and disruptive solutions for utility-scale energy storage, grid balancing, and carbon reuse.

Invenergy

Chicago PACE

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Chicago PACE Financing for the energy-saving, renewable, resilient and sustainable elements of our commercial real estate landscape.

Invenergy

Navigate Power

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Navigate Power provides energy and natural gas brokerage and consulting services.

Invenergy

Exelon Corporation

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Exelon Corporation is a utility services holding company that provides services for energy generation businesses in the United States.

Invenergy

Ecostar Collaborative

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EcoStargroup, LLC is focused in the areas of Marine, Industrial and Commercial energy efficiency.

Invenergy

SafePlug

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SafePlug develops electrical safety and energy products to reduce or eliminate household electrical fires and electrocutions.

Invenergy

S&C Electric Company

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S&C Electric Company is a leading provider of switching, protection, and control solutions for electric power systems.

Invenergy

Power2Switch

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Power2Switch is an online service enabling users to lower their electric bills by comparing energy suppliers and accessing renewable energy.

Invenergy

Inventus Power

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Inventus Power, formerly ICCNexergy + Palladium Energy, is a single source provider of customized power systems.

Invenergy

Integrys Energy Group

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Integrys Energy Group is a holding company focused on regulated and non-regulated energy delivery in the United States.

Invenergy

INTREN

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INTREN is a construction company providing construction and management services.

Invenergy

Hecate Energy

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Hecate Energy is a developer of solar, wind, and energy storage projects.

Invenergy

SunSource

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SunSource Energy owns, develops, engineer, procures, constructs and operates solar energy projects globally.

Invenergy

BlueStar Energy Solutions

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An independent retail electricity supplier – unaffiliated with any utility – supplying electricity to business and residential customers.

Invenergy

Snapshot Energy

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Snapshot Energy engages in the production of a biocrude oil product from enhanced hydro-thermal conversion of organic waste feedstock.

Invenergy

Agrilab Technologies

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AgriLab Technologies offers an innovative approach for changing waste management into resource recovery and thermal energy creation.

Invenergy

Nalco Holding Company

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Nalco Holding Company is a water solutions provider for industrial markets to save water for our planet.

Invenergy

Lenuco

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Lenuco develops a revolutionary energy source capable of providing clean and affordable energy.

Invenergy

Breinfuel

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Cerebral Beverages

Invenergy

Sargent & Lundy

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Sargent & Lundy is a power generated company that provides technical expertise and integration for global use.

Invenergy

Fermilab

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Fermilab is an American particle physics and accelerator laboratory dedicated to exploring high-energy physics.

Invenergy

HD Electric Company

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HD Electric Company is a designer and manufacturer of power utility products.

Invenergy

Navitas Systems

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Navitas Systems provides energy enabled system solutions and energy storage products.

Invenergy

AUM

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AUM is the premier utility management and energy services.

Invenergy

SoCore Energy

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SoCore Energy is involved in solar portfolio development and commercial rooftop installations.

Invenergy

GlobalView Software

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GlobalView Software provides innovative energy and commodity data management solutions.

Invenergy

BrokerX

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BrokerX is a technology company that’s built a cloud-based platform for energy brokers to manage their entire customer lifecycle

Invenergy

Planet Forward

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Planet Forward is a global group of specialty consulting and staffing companies.

Invenergy

Electro-Motive Diesel

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EMD also referred to as “EMD”, designs, manufactures and sells diesel-electric locomotives and diesel power engines.

Invenergy

Weaver Consultants Group

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Weaver Consultants Group offers civil engineering, waste management, oil & gas, geospatial, environment consultancy & architecture services.

Invenergy

Siemens Building Technologies

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Siemens Building Technologies provides safe and secure, energy-efficient and environment-friendly buildings and infrastructures.

Invenergy

A.M. Castle & Co

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A. M. Castle & Co. (NYSE:CAS) is the foremost provider of specialty products, services, and supply chain solutions. We are recognized as a

Invenergy

Anchor Bolt Capital

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Anchor Bolt Capital, LP is a global long/short equity hedge fund with a focus in the Industrial and Energy Sectors.

Invenergy

QCoefficient

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QCoefficient is a smart grid engine to integrate HVAC operations in commercial buildings with electric grid operations and markets.

Invenergy

Gridliance

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Gridliance is the nation’s first independent transmission only company focused on working with municipal utilities.

Invenergy

Nicor Gas

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Nicor Gas is an energy company headquartered in Naperville, Illinois.

Invenergy

Enovation Partners

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Enovation Partners provides energy, utility and infrastructure clients with the technical, regulatory, strategic and operational experience.

Invenergy

Sunfox Capital

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Sunfox Capital provides is a renewable energy company that offers environmental-protection and energy-conservation solutions.

Invenergy

The Power Company USA, LLC

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The Power Company (TPC) is a professional energy consulting firm.

Invenergy

Hayes Mechanical, LLC.

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Hayes Mechanical. is an engineering company offering power-generation solutions.

Invenergy

Broadwind Energy

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Their recently completed Recapitalization represents a major milestone in our overall plan to produce profitable growth for our investors.

Invenergy

Firefly Energy

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Firefly Energy is a developer of lead-acid battery technologies.

Invenergy

AMCOL International

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AMCOL International Corporation is a producer and marketer of diverse specialty materials.

Invenergy

Energy Distribution Partners

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Energy Distribution Partners is delivers propane and other energy products to retail, residential and commercial customers.

Invenergy

Power Equipment Direct

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Power Equipment Direct is a retail company offering outdoor power equipment.

Invenergy

RISE Engineering

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RISE Engineering is an insulation contractor offers energy efficiency, improving the safety and affordability solutions.

Invenergy

Van Meter Inc.

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Van Meter is a wholesale company specializing in automation, datacom, and power transmission products.

Invenergy

LocusView Solutions

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LocusView Solutions provides a mobile application platform to the natural gas industry.

Invenergy

Air Comfort

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Air comfort is a professional HAVC service provider that offers design, solutions, applied equipment and energy services.

Invenergy

NiveauUp

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Energy Storage, eXtreme Fast Charging (XFC) – Ready

Invenergy

DOD Technologies

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DOD Technologies is a global supplier of integrated industrial and commercial gas detection systems and solutions.

Invenergy

Intermatic Incorporated

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Intermatic incorporated develops and manufactures energy controls for commercial, industrial, government and residential applications.

Invenergy

Glidepath Power

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Glidepath Power develops solutions for the energy markets.

Invenergy

GE Transportation

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GE Transportation manufactures equipment for railroad, marine, mining, drilling, and energy generation industries.

Invenergy

Veriown Global

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Veriown is bringing internet-connected solar energy to the remotest parts of the planet to electrify the 1.2 billion people around the world

Invenergy

Inpro/Seal LLC

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Inpro/Seal is an oil & energy company that offers bearing protection and shaft seals.

Invenergy

Aether DBS

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Aether DBS is an energy company that environmentally-conscientious natural gas systems.

Invenergy

PowerWorld

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PowerWorld provides simulation and visualization software to the global electric power industry.

Invenergy

Tower Oil & Technology Co.

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Tower Oil & Technology Co. provides metalwork lubricants and tools for metal forming and cutting.

Invenergy

Rabine Group

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Rabine Group is a construction firm providing pavements, roofing, fuel, snow and power quality services

Invenergy

PULS

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P.U.L.S. is a power supply company focusing on the DIN rail power supplies.

Invenergy

Verde Solutions

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Verde Solutions is full service, energy efficiency consultant firm that offers knowledge and consulting for a brighter future.

Invenergy

State Oil Company

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State Oil self operates many of the stations while leasing out the remainder to independent operators.

Invenergy

Althoff Industries

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Althoff Industries is a construction firm specializing in HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and energy saving services.

Invenergy

Formsolver

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Simpler energy software for building design professionals

Invenergy

Light Up Africa

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Powering People Beyond Light Poverty.

Invenergy

HELUKABEL USA

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HELUKABEL USA is an electronic manufacturing company providing wind cable, solar cable, network technology cables.

Invenergy

Influit Energy

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Influit Energy specializes in nanotechnology, materials science, nanofluids, batteries, product development and manufacturing.

Invenergy

Middle River Power

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Middle River Power provides energy management, investment management, asset management, venture capital and private equity services.

Invenergy

Oberlander Electric

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Oberlander Electric provides electrical contracting services including the installation of solar power systems, lighting & maintenance work.

Invenergy

Satori Energy

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Satori Energy is a full-service energy consulting firm that helps clients manage their energy expenditures.

Invenergy

ConneXionå¨

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ConneXionå is a business supplies and equipment firm specializing in electrical distribution and energy management solutions.

Invenergy

The Hill Group

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The Hill Group is a construction company that offers energy efficient construction and maintenance services.

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